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TOPICS CONCERNING THE EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL

INTO THE PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND OF ALASKA

APRIL 6, 1989

Serial No. 101-9

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

99-0745

WASHINGTON : 1989

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office

U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402

COMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES

WALTER B. JONES, North Carolina, Chairman GERRY E. STUDDS, Massachusetts

ROBERT W. DAVIS, Michigan CARROLL HUBBARD, JR., Kentucky

DON YOUNG, Alaska
WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey

NORMAN F. LENT, New York
EARL HUTTO, Florida

NORMAN D. SHUMWAY, California
BILLY TAUZIN, Louisiana

JACK FIELDS, Texas THOMAS M. FOGLIETTA, Pennsylvania CLAUDINE SCHNEIDER, Rhode Island DENNIS M. HERTEL, Michigan

HERBERT H. BATEMAN, Virginia
ROY DYSON, Maryland

JIM SAXTON, New Jersey
WILLIAM O. LIPINSKI, Mlinois

JOHN R. MILLER, Washington
ROBERT A. BORSKI, Pennsylvania

HELEN DELICH BENTLEY, Maryland THOMAS R. CARPER, Delaware

HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina
DOUGLAS H. BOSCO, California

CURT WELDON, Pennsylvania
ROBIN TALLON, South Carolina

PATRICIA SAIKI, Hawaii
SOLOMON P. ORTIZ, Texas

WALLY HERGER, California
CHARLES E. BENNETT, Florida

JIM BUNNING, Kentucky
THOMAS J. MANTON, New York

JAMES M. INHOFE, Oklahoma
OWEN B. PICKETT, Virginia

PORTER J. GOSS, Florida
JOSEPH E. BRENNAN, Maine
GEORGE J. HOCHBRUECKNER, New York
BOB CLEMENT, Tennessee
STEPHEN J. SOLARZ, New York
FRANK PALLONE, JR., New Jersey
GREG LAUGHLIN, Texas
NITA M. LOWEY, New York
JOLENE UNSOELD, Washington

EDMUND B. WELCH, Chief Counsel

BARBARA L. Cavas, Chief Clerk
GEORGE D. PENCE, Minority Staff Director
DUNCAN C. SMITH III, Minority Chief Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COAST GUARD AND NAVIGATION

BILLY TAUZIN, Louisiana, Chairman
EARL HUTTO, Florida

ROBERT W. DAVIS, Michigan
BOB CLEMENT, Tennessee

DON YOUNG, Alaska
GREG LAUGHLIN, Texas

NORMAN D. SHUMWAY, California
NITA M. LOWEY, New York

HERBERT H. BATEMAN, Vi nia GERRY E. STUDDS, Massachusetts

HELEN DELICH BENTLEY, Maryland WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey

HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina
THOMAS R. CARPER, Delaware

JIM BUNNING, Kentucky
SOLOMON P. ORTIZ, Texas

JAMES M. INHOFE, Oklahoma
CHARLES E. BENNETT, Florida

PORTER J. GOSS, Florida
THOMAS J. MANTON, New York
OWEN B. PICKETT, Virginia
JOSEPH E. BRENNAN, Maine
GEORGE J. HOCHBRUECKNER, New York

Roy Willis, Staff Director
CORNEL Martin, Professional Staff
SHERRY STEELE, Minority Professional Staff

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Hearing held April 6, 1989..

Statement of:

Bentley, Hon. Helen Delich, a U.S. Representative from Maryland .............

Brennan, Hon. Joseph E., a U.S. Representative from Maine.

Burton, Kent, Assistant Secretary of Commerce, and Deputy Administra-

tor, NOAA......

Prepared statement..

Carper, Hon. Thomas R., a U.S. Representative from Delaware.

Clement, Hon. Bob, a U.S. Representative from Tennessee

Coble, Hon. Howard, a U.S. Representative from North Carolina.....

Curtis, Clifton E., executive director, The Oceanic Society (prepared state-

ment)..

Davis, Hon. Robert W., a U.S. Representative from Michigan

Devens, John, Mayor, City of Valdez, Valdez, Alaska.

Herger, Hon. Wally, a U.S. Representative from California

Hughes, Hon. William J., a U.S. Representative from New Jersey

Prepared statement.....

Inhofe, Hon. James M., a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma

Isleib, Pete, Prince William Sound Aquaculture Association......

Prepared statement.....

Jones, Hon. Walter B., a U.S. Representative from North Carolina, and

Chairman, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

Laughlin, Hon. Greg, a U.S. Representative from Texas ..

Lent, Hon. Norman F., a U.S. Representative from New York

Lowey, Hon. Nita M., a U.S. Representative from New York..

Makris, James L., director, Chemical Preparedness and Prevention Office,

EPA.

Prepared statement......

Manton, Hon. Thomas J., a U.S. Representative from New York.......

McAlpine, Steve McAlpine, Lieutenant Governor, State of Alaska..

Miller, Hon. John R., a U.S. Representative from Washington..

Moore, Donald L., City Manager, Cordova, Alaska (prepared statement).....

O'Connell, Quinn, Trans-Alaskan Pipeline Liability Fund.

Olsen, David, Acting Assistant Director for Wildlife Resources, U.S. Fish

and Wildlife Service....

Prepared statement..

Pickett, Hon. Owen B., a U.S. Representative from Virginia

Rawl, chairman of the board, Exxon Corporation.

Prepared statement.....

Schneider, Hon. Claudine, a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island

Shumway, Hon. Norman D., a U.S. Representative from California..

Skinner, Samuel K., Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation....

Stone, Ron, director, Government Relations, National Marine Manufac-

turers Association (prepared statement)..

Tauzin, Hon. Billy, a U.S. Representative from Louisiana, and Chairman,

Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation

Weldon, Hon. Curt, a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania....

Yost, Admiral Paul A., Jr., Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; accompanied

by Vice Commandant Clyde Lusk; Captain Ken Thompson, chief, Pro-

grams Division; Captain Dave Spade, chief, Budget Division

Prepared statement...

Young, Hon. Don, a U.S. Representative from Alaska

Prepared statement....

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